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Premier Squash League Final 2010
Tue 4th May, Surrey Sports Park

Surrey H&R 3-2 Esporta Oxford                Photo Gallery

   Peter Barker 0-2 Simon Rosner                                              8/11, 4/11 (16m)
   Davide Bianchetti 3-2 Chris Ryder              13/11, 11/6, 3/11, 8/11, 11/8 (95m)
   Alan Clyne 3-2 Scott Handley                      11/9, 9/11, 5/11, 11/8, 12/10 (76m)
   Adrian Waller 3-0 Anthony Graham                                11/4, 11/5, 11/6 (35m)
   Lauren Selby 0-3 Madeline Perry                                    7/11, 6/11, 4/11 (23m

All square for starters

The 2010 PSL final got under way on the showcourts of the new Surrey Sports Park with Surrey H&R looking for their second title in three years up against first-timers Oxford.

Madeline Perry, fresh from two 3-2 wins over world number two Jenny Duncalf in Aix, put Oxford ahead with a solid 3-0 win over Lauren Selby, but Surrey were soon level when Adrian Waller beat former European Junior Champion Anthony Graham, also in straight games.

Surrey take it in the middle

The second pair of matches both went the full distance, and it was Surrey who emerged triumphant from both to reclaim the PSL title.

Scott Handley turned in a great performance for Oxford against Scottish number one Alan Clyne in a really tough match. Clyne is very hard to break down, but Handley matched him for speed and stamina, taking a 2/1 lead before Clyne levelled it at two games all.

A 6/2 lead for the scotsman in the decider looked decisive, but Handley fought back to earn three match balls at 10/7. All went begging though, as Clyne fought back to take it 12/10 and put Surrey in the lead.

At the same moment Oxford's Chris Ryder was levelling his match against Davide Bianchetti, the Italian receiving a conduct stroke for dissent and ball abuse at 10/8 to Ryder.

He wasn't fazed though, and pulled away at the end of the fifth to take the match and give Surrey the title.

Simon Rosner beat Peter Barker 2-0 in the dead rubber.

"I thought it would be tough but I didn't want it to be that tough!
He played well going from 2-6 down to 10-7 and match-ball up in the fifth.

"It's my first season in the PSL it's really big event and a lot of fun to play in it I didn't play my best squash I felt there was an expectation on me to win. But it was the same in a couple of matches in the Europeans and I won.

"But I'm really pleased to win tonight Playing for a team is so different from PSA when you're playing on your own and this is quite different from the Europeans when you've just got your team mates and coach. Being cheered on by a big crowd like this a real boost."

Alan Clyne

"That was frustrating really. I had a game plan and had to outwit him and move him around the court as I knew he would be fit. I felt fine physically throughout the match and thought I was controlling it well.

"And I thought I played well from 2-6 to 10-7 in the fifth but all credit to him, I just couldn't finish it off. I expected to win tonight I thought I'd have too much experience for him, I thought I'd be able to control him a bit better.

"But I just didn't get the final point I needed but it was a great atmosphere and a very enjoyable game."



"I can't believe it to win it again is fantastic. All credit to Davide to win it 3/2 after being 2/0 up. Davide's my hero!

"This year we've used our full squad - 12 men and three women. We lost Alison (Waters) for most of the season and Wael (El Hindi) has only played for us three times.

"Alan (Clyne) is new and has done very well for us and Camille Serme has also been an excellent new addition to the team. So it's been a real squad effort I'm really pleased.

"And having Peter Nicol in our squad has been a real privilege when he plays at our home matches, he really draws the crowds. He's had some great battles, especially in the semi against Simon Parke and he's still such a great inspiration to young players.

"We had a great crowd tonight all dressed in the red team shirt they've been fantastic all season. it's been a real total club effort. Thanks to all our sponsors especially our main sponsor Pete Cullern of PCL Whitehall Security who's been with us from the start."


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